Hôtel-Dieu Hospital – Saint-Basile

Hôtel-Dieu Hospital - Saint-Basile

Hôtel-Dieu Hospital – Saint-Basile

The Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph in Sainte-Basile stands as a former convent of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph. This impressive Second Empire edifice was erected on a hill with a commanding view of the Saint-Basile district in the City of Edmundston.

As a Provincial Historic Site, the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph celebrates the substantial contributions of the Congregation of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph. Arriving in Saint-Basile in 1873, they founded the area’s first hospital and established a French educational institution.

Arches at the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital

Constructed in 1885, the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph holds the distinction of being Madawaska County’s first brick building. The Second Empire architectural design was developed by François-Xavier Berlinguet, a talented sculptor, civil engineer, and architect from Quebec City. Local materials were used in its construction, including the bricks themselves.

Original Hôtel-Dieu Hospital - Saint-Basile NB

The Hôtel-Dieu Hospital – Saint-Basile, with its many additions and components, mark the achievements of the Religious Hospitallers in the community. 

Hôtel-Dieu Hospital

Father Norbert Dumont donated the Christ the King Monument, designed by Onésime Tessier, which stands in front of the main entrance to the building as a tribute to the significant influence of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph. 

Surgery at work

The Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph chapel is located at the same location, to the rear of the building.  

Hôtel-Dieu Hospital

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